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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 8604849, 7 pages
Research Article

Discussion on the Timing of Balloon Occlusion of the Abdominal Aorta during a Caesarean Section in Patients with Pernicious Placenta Previa Complicated with Placenta Accreta

1Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450014, China
2Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, People’s Hospital of Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou, Henan 450014, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Baoju Zhu; moc.anis@5102gnegniloaix

Received 20 February 2017; Revised 21 June 2017; Accepted 25 July 2017; Published 2 November 2017

Academic Editor: Mittal Suneeta

Copyright © 2017 Baoju Zhu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. This paper is aimed at investigating the role and value of the timing of balloon occlusion of the abdominal aorta during caesarean section in patients with pernicious placenta previa complicated with placenta accreta. Methods. 79 cases admitted to the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from September 2015 to December 2016 were treated with ultrasound mediated abdominal aortic balloon occlusion. Among them, 42 cases, whose balloon occlusion time was selected before the delivery and transverse incision was taken, were group A. The other 37 cases were group B, whose timing of balloon occlusion was selected after the delivery and the uterine incision made trying to avoid the placenta or double incisions. The intraoperative blood loss, utilization of blood, and other indicators were compared between the two groups. Results. The intraoperative blood loss in groups A and B was 413.8 ± 105.9 ml and 810.3 ± 180.3 ml, and the utilization of blood products in groups A and B was 30.23% and 89.2%. The total hysterectomy rate was 2.53% (2/79), with no hysterectomies in groups A and 2 cases in group B. Conclusion. The balloon occlusion of the abdominal aorta before the delivery combined with a transverse incision is more effective.